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This is a very exciting stage, where you can finally see the Atlantic Ocean. During this day the path takes us through steep climbs until we reach the chapel of Santiaguiño de Mos. We assure you that it is worth the effort of the climb from O Porriño to Santiaguiño, as the stretch that follows to Redondela and Arcade, is dominated by a gentle descent that will give you spectacular views of the Vigo estuary.

After the impressive landscapes that the road offers us on the coast of the Rias Baixas, we will arrive at Arcade: capital of the oysters of Galicia, belonging to the municipality of Soutomaior.

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As we have mentioned in the description, we leave O Porriño and head towards Mos. To do so, we must follow the N-550 road that connects with Arcade and Redondela, so we recommend to take extreme precautions. After passing a few rural villages, we will reach the centre of Mos, where we can stop to rest and recover our strength to face the climb up to Santiaguiño.

During the ascent, we will alternate dirt tracks with asphalted stretches and we will cross small villages such as Cabaleiros, A Pereira or O Inxertado, which will show us a piece of the most rural Galicia. Once in Santiaguiño, we can take a break to rest and visit the church, which is closely linked to the Jacobean tradition and celebrates its pilgrimage on the day of the Apostle St. James.

As a promise is a promise, from here you will feel the effort rewarded when you get your first glimpse of the views of the estuary that will accompany you until the end of the stage.

Shortly after leaving the church of Santiaguiño, we find a Roman milestone that shows us the remaining distance to Redondela. We will walk downhill, passing through small villages such as Casal do Monte or O Souto, until we finally enter the
municipality of Redondela
. We will continue descending until we reach the centre of Redondela, crossing paths and tracks with perfect signposting.

Once in Redondela, we can make a short stop